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This page shows your 100 most controversial books, as measured by the standard deviation of members star ratings. (This is also the source of the Zeitgeist category "25 Books People Can't Agree on.") To be included, a book must have been rated at least 20 times. Work titles are given.

Standard
Deviation
RatingTitle
1.3343.06The Journals of Eleanor Druse: My Investigation of the Kingdom Hospital Incident by Eleanor Druse
1.3314.07Kit: An American Girl, 1934 by Valerie Tripp
1.3243.6The Luckiest Girl (An Avon Camelot Book) by Beverly Cleary
1.3233.78Cat Raise the Dead by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.2323.54Cold Streets by P. N. Elrod
1.2173.19Heck: Where the Bad Kids Go (Circles of Heck) by Dale E. Basye
1.2163.73Lady Crymsyn by P. N. Elrod
1.2083.79Aliens Ate My Homework by Bruce Coville
1.2053.18Witch & Wizard by James Patterson
1.2043.29Day of the Dead by J. A. Jance
1.1863.53Something in the Water by Charlotte MacLeod
1.1793.2A Christmas Journey by Anne Perry
1.1753.51Haunted by Heather Graham
1.1623.47The Dark Sleep by P. N. Elrod
1.1572.76Southern Cross by Patricia Cornwell
1.1533.49Narcissus In Chains by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.153.17Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown
1.1493.71Doctor Who and the Daleks by David Whitaker
1.1434.19The Witch Family by Eleanor Estes
1.1423.17The Cat Who Dropped a Bombshell by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1393.09The Cat Who Went Bananas by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.1333.98Meet Samantha: An American Girl by Susan S. Adler
1.1333.47Nightseer by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1323.72The Pilgrim's Progress by John Bunyan
1.1313.72Mistral's Kiss by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.1273.52Unhinged by Sarah Graves
1.1243.36Just Desserts by Mary Daheim
1.1213.21Engaged to Die by Carolyn Hart
1.1213.09Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters by Ben H. Winters
1.1183.4A Chill in the Blood by P. N. Elrod
1.1143.03Bell, Book, And Scandal by Jill Churchill
1.1093.13The Last Siege by Jonathan Stroud
1.1063.58The Very Bloody History of Britain (Without the Boring Bits) by John Farman
1.1033.6Wicked by Gregory Maguire
1.0993.43The Cat Who Smelled a Rat by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0983.42Trick Or Treat Murder by Leslie Meier
1.0933.96The Original Adventures of Hank the Cowdog by John R. Erickson
1.0913.73Return to Howliday Inn by James Howe
1.093.03The House Of Seven Mabels by Jill Churchill
1.0863.31Our Lady of Pain: An Edwardian Murder Mystery (Edwardian Murder Mysteries) by Marion Chesney
1.0823.7Without Due Process by J. A. Jance
1.0813.76A Stroke Of Midnight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.083.78A Kiss Of Shadows by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0783.54Cat on the Edge by Shirley Rousseau Murphy
1.0763.57Something M.Y.T.H. Inc. by Robert Asprin
1.0763.86Seaward by Susan Cooper
1.0743.4Ultimate X-Men Vol. 5: Ultimate War by Mark Millar
1.0683.76Charmed & Ready by Candace Havens
1.0683.27The Diary of Ellen Rimbauer: My Life at Rose Red by Ridley Pearson
1.0673.12A Midsummer Night's Scream by Jill Churchill
1.0673.91Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë
1.0663.5The Goodbye Body by Joan Hess
1.0663.26Are You in the House Alone? by Richard Peck
1.0653.33A Christmas Grace by Anne Perry
1.0643.85Swallowing Darkness by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.25Flirt by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0623.32Bubbles In Trouble by Sarah Strohmeyer
1.0613.68Divine Misdemeanors by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0613.59Myth-Gotten Gains by Robert Asprin
1.0583.78Seduced By Moonlight by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0553.86A Lick Of Frost by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0533.75The Monsters of Morley Manor by Bruce Coville
1.0513.25The Cat Who Went Up the Creek by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.053.14Death of a Darklord by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.053.27A Clue for the Puzzle Lady by Parnell Hall
1.0493.37Tall, Dark & Dead by Tate Hallaway
1.0493.54Dragonshadow by Barbara Hambly
1.0493.25The Cat Who Talked Turkey by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.0473.13Trace by Patricia Cornwell
1.0473.53The Tail of the Tip-Off by Rita Mae Brown
1.0443.77Where There's A Witch by Madelyn Alt
1.0443.64You've Got Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0433.86I Can Has Cheezburger?: A LOLcat Colleckshun by Professor Happycat
1.0433.44The Copenhagen Connection by Elizabeth Peters
1.0373.48Undead and Unwelcome by MaryJanice Davidson
1.0373.36Cravings [Anthology 4-in-1] by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.0373.76Vanish with the Rose by Barbara Michaels
1.0343.67The Black Swan by Mercedes Lackey
1.0253.41The Grave Tattoo by Val McDermid
1.0233.85Wet Grave by Barbara Hambly
1.0223.86Jane and the Prisoner of Wool House by Stephanie Barron
1.023.8Obsidian Butterfly by Laurell K. Hamilton
1.024.02Dead in Dixie by Charlaine Harris
1.023.58The Toynbee Convector by Ray Bradbury
1.023.19Douglas Adams's Starship Titanic by Terry Jones
1.0193.29Evans Above by Rhys Bowen
1.0184.01Days of the Dead by Barbara Hambly
1.0173.79Reflecting the Sky by S.J. Rozan
1.0133.36The Blood Countess by Andrei Codrescu
1.0133.38Cycle Of The Werewolf by Stephen King
1.0124.01Amelia Bedelia by Peggy Parish
1.0123.56Click Here for Murder by Donna Andrews
1.0123.64Curses! Broiled Again!: The Hottest Urban Legends Going by Jan Harold Brunvand
1.0124.04Wayside School Gets a Little Stranger by Louis Sachar
1.0113.44The Cat Who Robbed a Bank by Lilian Jackson Braun
1.013.51Once Dead, Twice Shy by Kim Harrison
1.013.55Cross Bones by Kathy Reichs
1.013.93A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
1.0083.5The Book of Earth by Marjorie B. Kellogg
1.0083.72Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter
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